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Harris County Clerk Waives Out-of-State Marriage License Fee for Louisiana Residents Impacted by Hurricane Ida

La Secretaria Del Condado Harris Exime La Tarifa De Las Licencias De Matrimonio Para Los Residentes De Luisiana Afectados Por La Tormenta

Harris County Historical Records on Display at Buffalo Soldiers Museum

Registros históricos del condado Harris en Exposición en el Museo Nacional de los Soldados Búfalo

Harris County Clerk’s Back To School Birth Certificate Campaign A Success

La Campaña De Actas De Nacimiento Para El Regreso A La Escuela De La Secretaria Del Condado Harris Es Un Éxito

Harris County Clerk Will Host Final Back To School Birth Certificate Event This Saturday

La Secretaria Del Condado Harris Tendrá El Último Evento Para Conseguir Actas De Nacimiento Para El Regreso A Clases

Harris County Clerk Announces Saturday Events To Provide Birth Certificates For Back To School Registration

La Secretaria Del Condado Harris Abrira En Sabado Para Que El Publico Pueda Obtener Certificados De Nacimiento Necesarios Para La Matricula Escolar

Harris County Clerk Appointed Secretary To New Board Of The International Association of Government Officials

La Secretaria Del Condado Harris Es Elejida A La Junta De Ejecutivos De La Asociación Internacional de Funcionarios Gubernamentales

Harris County Clerk’s Office Partners with UH Hobby School of Public Affairs to Host Inaugural Summer Internship Program

La Oficina de la Secretaria del Condado Harris se Asocia con la Escuela Hobby de Asuntos Públicos de la Universidad de Houston para el Programa Inaugural de Prácticas de Verano

Harris County Clerk is the new Membership Chair for Women Professionals in Government

La Secretaria del Condado Harris es la nueva directora de membresía de la organización Mujeres Profesionales en Gobierno

Harris County Clerk Re-Opens Downtown Office For Civil, Probate and Public Records In-Person Transactions

La oficina central de la Secretaria del condado Harris abre sus puertas para transacciones en persona de registros civiles, testamentarios y otros documentos públicos

Harris County Clerk Digitizes Records to Improve Customer Service

La secretaria del condado Harris digitaliza los registros para mejorar el servicio al cliente

Harris County Clerk’s First 100 Days

Los Primeros 100 Días de la Secretaria del Condado Harris

Harris County Clerk’s Offices Moving Toward Full Operations After the State of Texas Ends Coronavirus Restrictions

La secretaria del condado Harris restaurará operaciones plenas ya que el estado de Texas elimina las restricciones del coronavirus

Love in the Time of a Pandemic: Has COVID Hurt Cupid?

Amor en tiempos de pandemia: ¿Ha COVID lastimado a Cupido?

Harris County Clerk Launches Monthly Newsletter

La Secretaria del Condado Harris lanza boletín mensual

Clerks for Christmas Toy Drive a Success

Harris County Clerk Holds First Annual Toy Drive

Harris County Clerk Announces New Chief Deputy

Teneshia Hudspeth Sworn in as Harris County Clerk

Harris County Clerk’s Office Offering Additional In-Person Services - Real Property Transactions Now Available by Appointment

Harris County Clerk Launches New e-Commerce Website Feature Expands Online Services to Access and Purchase Public Records

Harris County Clerk Announces Online Appointment Scheduling

Governor Abbott Agrees to Harris County Clerk Chris Hollins's Request to Extend the Early Voting Period

Harris County Clerk’s Drive-Thru Voting Pilot Is Highly Successful

Harris County Clerk Chris Hollins Announces Vote by Mail Drop-Off Locations

STATEMENT: Harris County Clerk Chris Hollins on Court Decision to Disenfranchise Sick and Quarantined Voters

Tomorrow is Election Day for the July 2020 Primary Runoff Elections

Early Voting for the 2020 July Primary Runoffs Ends Friday

Record Number of Voters Cast Mail Ballots Ahead of the July 14 Primary Runoff

Harris County Clerk Chris Hollins Reaffirms Voter Safety at the Polls

Early Voting for the 2020 Primary Runoff Elections Starts on Monday

Harris County Clerk Launches New Public Service Announcement "Vote Early and Stay Safe"

Harris County Clerk Chris Hollins Launches 23-Point S.A.F.E. Plan Ahead of July Primary Runoff Elections

Vote by Mail Applications Sent to All Registered Voters in Harris County Age 65 and Up

Chris Hollins Sworn In as Harris County Clerk

Interim Harris County Clerk Appointed

Harris County Clerk Resigns Due to Personal Reasons

Harris County Clerk Urges Voters 65 and Older to Vote by Mail as a Precaution to COVID-19

Primary Election Runoffs Delayed Until July

Harris County Clerk Closing Main Office and Annexes

Early Voting for the 2020 March Primaries Ends Friday

Closures Due to Water Break – Update 1

Closures Due to Water Break

Harris County Implements Virtual Poll Worker for Language Assistance

Tomorrow is Election Day for Special Runoff in Texas House District 148

State Representative District 148 Special Runoff Election Early Voting Begins January 21

Harris County Clerk's Office County Clerk in the News

As Harris County prepares to send mail ballot applications, state requests quick ruling in appeal [Community Impact News, 9/13, Hollins]

Texas attorney general appeals ballot application decision [Houston Chronicle, 9/12, Hollins]

AG Paxton seeks quick appeal on mail-in ballots as applications are set to go out [Houston Chronicle, 9/12, Hollins]

In Texas, Republicans fight voting by mail expansion while encouraging their voters to use it [The Texas Tribune, 9/4, Hollins]

RAMSEY: Voting in Texas could be as easy as a trip to the grocery store [Gainesville Daily Register, 9/7, Hollins]

Houston business owners caught in the middle of post USPS changes [KTRK, 8/17, Hollins]

McNeely: Assault on post office weakens democracy [Longview News-Journal, 8/20, Hollins]

Harris County clerk requests governor extend deadline to receive mail-in ballots to after Election Day [KHOU, 8/20, Hollins]

ICYMI: Harris Country tried to implement “voting by email,” judge said NO [The Hayride, 8/20, Hollins]

Everything you need to know about voting by mail in Texas [Houston Chronicle, 8/20, Hollins]

In Texas, USPS woes and state deadlines could leave voters without enough time to return mail-in ballots [Texas Tribune, 8/20, Hollins]

Harris County clerk asks Gov. Greg Abbott to extend deadline to receive mail-in ballots [Community Impact News, 8/20, Hollins]

Conservatives, GOP candidates sue to block early voting extension [Austin American-Statesman, 8/21, Hollins]

Some Late Friday Political Maneuvering Could Impact How You Vote [Reform Austin, 8/22, Hollins]

"Next generation of poll workers": Young people are stepping up during the pandemic. It might avert a crisis (USA TODAY, 9/24, Hollins)

Fact box: Key legal battles that could shape the U.S. presidential election (REUTERS, 9/24, Hollins)

Harris County’s ambitious election plan calls for 11,000 poll workers; 29,000 people applied (Houston Chronicle, 9/25, Hollins)

Texas GOP Group Asks State Supreme Court to Stop Most Populous County from Voting Early Because of ‘Ballot Harvesting Scheme’ (Law & Crime, 9/28, Hollins)

Houston Republicans Sue To Limit In-Person and Absentee Voting Options in Harris County (The Texas Tribune, 9/28, Hollins)

Local woman gets ballot for long deceased mother (The Tribune, 9/29, Hollins & Lewis)

Texas County’s Embrace of Mail-In Voting Backed by 17 State AGs (Bloomberg, 9/29, Hollins)

Texas, Georgia voters face long lines as early voting kicks off for more U.S. states (CGTN, 10/15, Hollins)

Drive-thru voting locations in Harris County see greater numbers than in-person, despite challenges (Community Impact News, 10/17, Hollins)

Editorial: Texas Republicans tried to stop voters. They lost. (Houston Chronicle, 10/18)

Harris County on pace to reach 50 percent of 2016 local turnout by tonight (Houston Chronicle, 10/19, Hollins)

PODCAST: What is Harris County doing right to get massive early voting numbers? (KHOU, 10/20, Hollins)

Editorial: Texas’ record turnout is what democracy looks like — in case we forgot (Houston Chronicle, 10/20, Hollins)

9,000 votes an hour: Harris County residents are turning out to vote in droves (ABC, 10/20, Hollins)

Texas Democratic Party targets big counties with mail-in voting outreach [Chron, 8/10, Hollins]

Harris County Clerk's Office is looking for over 8,000 people for paid work [ABC13, 8/10, Hollins]

Need a job? Nearly 8,000 jobs up for grabs in Harris County for Election 2020 [Chron, 8/10, Hollins]

Harris County sends mail ballot applications to every 65-and-over registered voter [Houston Chronicle]

Texas voters will decide for themselves if they need mail-in ballots for July runoffs [Houston Chronicle]

Mail-in voting is hot during pandemic, but are states ready? [ABC News]

County elections officials in Texas taking extra steps to ensure smoother, safer outcomes in July, November [Community Impact]

Debates ensue over mail voting as July runoffs approach in Harris County [Community Impact]

Harris County adds additional early-voting sites, preventative measures for July primary runoff [KHOU]

Harris County releases details on voting precautions for July runoffs [Community Impact]

New Harris County Clerk Unveils Voter Safety Initiatives [Houston Public Media]

After chaotic March primary, new Harris County clerk seeks to avoid same mistakes in July runoff [Houston Chronicle]

Opinion: US Supreme Court should clear way for expanding vote by mail in Texas [Houston Chronicle]

Early voting for runoffs begins today [Baytown Sun]

Start of Early Voting/Keeping Safe in the Face of COVID-19 [Houston Public Media]

Early voting begins Monday with new coronavirus precautions in place [Houston Chronicle]

Masks, distance and plastic dividers: Officials will use runoffs as ‘tests’ for November elections [Dallas Morning News]

Assuring Voter Safety During the COVID-19 Pandemic [OutSmart Magazine]

Texas Election Officials Stepping Up Precautions During Early Voting [Texas Standard]

What officials are doing to make runoff election voting safe [KTRK]

New safety protocols in effect during first day of early voting in Harris County [KPRC]

Mail-in ballots drive surge in early voting turnout for Harris County runoffs [Houston Chronicle]

Harris County Clerk Chris Hollins reaffirms voter safety at the polls [Houston Defender]

Harris County Clerk Launches New Public Service Announcement “Vote Early and Stay Safe” [Style Magazine]

Harris County Clerk launches new PSA, ‘Vote Early and Stay Safe’ [Defender]

Easy voting has launched. Checking waiting time online to avoid waiting in line -????????????? [World Journal]

"Vote your way", the campaign to promote electoral participation in Harris County [UNIVISION]

Harris County's commitment to motivate participation in early voting [UNIVISION]

Harris County Clerk launches voter education and billboard campaign [KTRH]

Harris County unveils billboards to promote easier Election Day voting [KHOU]

Early Voting has launched, be sure to check waiting online to avoid waiting in line (Video) [SinovisionNet]

Early Voting, Countywide Voting Program and How to use a eSlate Voting Machine at the Polls (Video) [SGN TV 51.3]

Elecciones Tempranas 2019 (Video) [Estrella TV 61]

Votación temprana empezó este lunes en área de Houston [KTMD/Telemundo]

Early voting starts Monday for Nov. 5 elections [Houston Chronicle]

Early voting kicks off in Harris County [Houston Chronicle]

Ballots trickling in during early voting [The Leader]

Headed To Vote? Here’s Everything You Need To Know About Houston’s Municipal Election [Houston Public Media]

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo casts her vote on campus [The Cougar]

Early Voting In Texas’ Constitutional Amendment Election Is Tuesday. Here’s What Voters Will Decide [Houston Public Media]

New early voting locations at UH, 2 other campuses help gear up for 2020 elections [Houston Chronicle]

Election Day - Nov. 5, 2019: What you need to know [KHOU.com]

New statute requires county clerk to place address, names of voters online [Chron.com]

MAPPED: Top 10 busiest early voting polling stations in Harris County so far [KPRC, click2Houston.com]

Votación temprana hasta este viernes en área de Houston [Telemundo]

Voter’s guide to Election Day 2019 [The Cougar]

Last day to vote early for the Joint General and Special Elections [KTRH 740]

Election Day 2019: The 10 Texas ballot propositions you should know [KTRK, abc13.com]

Harris County election night results could be delayed because of late rule change [KHOU.com]

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  • Teneshia Hudspeth, Harris County Clerk
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  • Houston, TX 77251-1525